Local Memories

“In the Mind of an Influencer" - Just how aligned were organizing groups of the 1963 March on Washington? Why did Bayard Rustin insist on approving all messages and communication in advance? Join a conversation about the different groups who came together, despite their difference of opinions, to send one message of unity for change. 
Replay this event

Watch Miki Conn on PBS NewsHour before a conversation with Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Watch Leon Dukes on PBS NewsHour before a conversation with John Lewis.

Maud Easter, of Delmar NY, shares the motivation behind her going to the March on Washington in 1963, and the journey she has been on since. This video was filmed at a gathering of Capital Region residents on August 5th,  many who were at the March, and some who were not alive at the time. This is hopefully one of many intergenerational conversations around social justice in the area. We thank all who participated and are happy to hear your stories as well.

Maurice Thornton, of Delmar NY, shares his story of the March on Washington in 1963, and the journey he has been on since. This video was filmed at a gathering of Capital Region residents on August 5th,  many who were at the March, and some who were not alive at the time. This is hopefully one of many intergenerational conversations around social justice in the area. We thank all who participated and are happy to hear your stories as well. 

Twitty Styles shares the inspiration behind his actions at the March on Washington in 1963. This video was filmed at a gathering of Capital Region residents on August 5th,  many who were at the March, and some who were not alive at the time. This is hopefully one of many intergenerational conversations around social justice in the area. We thank all who participated and are happy to hear your stories as well. 

Hopeton Smalling, a PhD candidate and Executive Director of OQI Cares shares his experience of the March on Washington gathering and speaks to what he would march for today. This video was filmed at a gathering of Capital Region residents on August 5th,  many who were at the March, and some who were not alive at the time. This is hopefully one of many intergenerational conversations around social justice in the area. We thank all who participated and are happy to hear your stories as well.

Underwriting Provided By:

Visit Alpha Phi Alpha online 
 
Visit CSEA online

MLK Labor Committee

Visit NYSUT online

QUIZ: The Year 1963

QUIZ: The Year 1963

Songs of Protest and Freedom
Songs of Protest & Freedom on 97.7 WEXT